Private Istanbul Tours

Private Three Days Istanbul Tour

 Istanbul, Turkey
 20th Feb - 10th Jul
780USD
780USD / (for up to 10 people)

Overview

Experience the most famous landmarks in Istanbul.
This is a special 3-day tour of Istanbul customized just for you. We will visit any and all attractions as per your specification. I will be your private tour guide for three days.
We will use the private car and local ferry for some part. You will see the local lifestyle. We will have lunch on the Asian side in a local restaurant.
Please Note: I might switch the Date of the museums different than at the itinerary according to their open-close days.

 

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Tour Overview

Availability

Nov 18- Mar 17

Duration

3 Days 7 Hours a day.

Pickup Location

Central Istanbul hotels or any convenient point.

Language

English

Car PickUp

Available

Tour Guide

Included

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • SightSeeing

Excluded

  • Lunch
  • MUSEUM TICKETS

Itenary

Day 1
  • 08:30,09:00,10:00 am (Let us know)

    Visit ST. SOPHIA This ancient basilica, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century, is one of the architectural marvels of all time. TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Sedefkar Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. GRAND COVERED BAZAAR More than 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as handpainted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Free Evening and optional Istanbul Evening Shows or Bosphorus Dinner Cruise including traditional Turkish entertainment and dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2
  • 08:30,09:00,10:00 am (Let us know)

    Visit SPICE BAZAAR (Egyptian Bazaar) The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. BOSPHORUS BY BOAT a traditional excursion by boat along the waterway separating Europe and Asia. The shore is lined with old wooden villas, palaces of marble, fortresses, and small fishing villages. During the excursion, you will see the magnificent sights of the following attractions from your boat. See Dolmabahce Palace, and further along, the parks and imperial pavilions of Yildiz Palace. On the coastal edge of this park, is Ciragan Palace, 300 meters of its marble facade faces the shore. At Ortakoy a great variety of artists gather every Sunday to display their work along the street. Ortakoy is a symbol of tolerance with a church, a mosque and a synagogue existing side by side for centuries. RUMELI FORTRESS Built by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1452 prior to the conquest of Istanbul was completed in only four months to control and protect the infamous Bosphorus passage. It is one of the most beautiful works of military architecture anywhere in the world. DOLMABAHCE (PALACE) The summer residence of Ottoman sultans exists in its original renovated glory featuring original antique furniture and magnificent gardens with the Harem on the Asian side of Istanbul. BOSPHORUS BRIDGE enjoy a unique chance to step from one continent (Asia) to another (Europe). CAMLICA HILL the highest point in Istanbul. At the top of it, you can rest and admire the magnificent panorama of Istanbul and the Bosporus from the beautiful gardens, landscaped in traditional Turkish Ottoman style. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Istanbul.

Day 3
  • 08:30,09:00,10:00 am (Let us know)

    Visit. ISTIKLAL AVENUE Istiklal Avenue or Istiklal Street is one of the most famous avenues in Istanbul, Turkey, visited by nearly 3 million people in a single day over the course of weekends. Located in the historic Beyoğlu (Pera) district, it is an elegant pedestrian street, approximately three kilometres long, which houses exquisite boutiques, music stores, bookstores, art galleries, cinemas, theatres, libraries, cafés, pubs, night clubs with live music, historical patisseries, chocolateries and restaurants. The Galata Tower is a medieval stone tower in the Galata quarter of Istanbul, Turkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn. One of the city's most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and offers a panoramic vista of Old Istanbul or Constantinople and its environs. Pierloti At the top of Eyup Sultan Cemetery you can find one of the best places to look at the famous Golden Horn of Istanbul, this place, that now is a cafe called Pierre Loti Cafe, as a memorial for the writer Pierre Loti, a regular of the cafe, mainly for the views. The Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora is considered to be one of the most beautiful surviving examples of a Byzantine church. In the 16th century, during the Ottoman era, the church was converted into a mosque and, finally, it became a museum in 1948. The interior of the building is covered with fine mosaics and frescoes. The Süleymaniye Mosque is an Ottoman imperial mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul, Turkey. It is the largest mosque in the city, and one of the best-known sights of Istanbul.

  • Super User

    26th Jul, 2019

    “Our Tour Guide was an incredibly knowledgeable and friendly tour guide who made our two-day visit not only action-packed but also meaningful and a lot of fun. We left Istanbul feeling like we had experienced a bit of authentic Turkey and are so glad to choose TravelIstanbul.co.”

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